COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa. (KMTV) — The Department of Veterans Affairs is starting to offer disability compensation for veterans who developed health issues after getting exposed to burn pits.

Burn pits are what the military uses in certain areas to get rid of waste.

Iowa Native and Army veteran, Shawn Brower served in Afghanistan and calls burning trash a “daily occurrence.” He vividly remembers the sights and smells of burn pits. Continue reading here…

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